from now on, i will add to this and make one thread instead of separates…will do that with dirty dancing also…will let you know when separate chapters are up…
Ã¢â‚¬Å“What are you doing here?Ã¢â‚¬Â? Nicole asked, Ã¢â‚¬Å“I thought you werenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t coming?Ã¢â‚¬Â?
Auguste smiled. Ã¢â‚¬Å“We almost didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t. Francis refuses to come out of the brush.Ã¢â‚¬Â?
Nicole smiled back. Ã¢â‚¬Å“HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s here?Ã¢â‚¬Â?
Ã¢â‚¬Å“WhatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s he afraid of, I wonder?Ã¢â‚¬Â? Nicole asked.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Not too sure, he never told me. I think heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s afraid of getting to know his future bride.Ã¢â‚¬Â?
Nicole looked at him and swallowed. The smile disappeared.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Listen, Auguste, I have something to tell you.Ã¢â‚¬Â?
Ã¢â‚¬Å“And, I have something to tell you also, Nicole.Ã¢â‚¬Â?
He had blurted her real name out so quickly that he hadnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t realized heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d even mentioned it.
Until he saw the look on her face.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“What did you call me?Ã¢â‚¬Â? Nicole asked, frowning.
Now Auguste was really confused. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Wait a minute,Ã¢â‚¬Â? he said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“I thought that you were Nicole de Lancret and that woman over there wasÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Ã¢â‚¬Â?
Ã¢â‚¬Å“What woman, Auguste?Ã¢â‚¬Â? Nicole said, angrily, Ã¢â‚¬Å“I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t see any woman.Ã¢â‚¬Â? She looked up and around but Marie was gone.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“You know Marie du Bois, the PrinceÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s intended.Ã¢â‚¬Â?
Ã¢â‚¬Å“What are you talking about, Auguste de Barbarac. You mean that you knew all along who we really were and never said a thing to either of us.Ã¢â‚¬Â?
Auguste was angry now. Ã¢â‚¬Å“And you lied from the very beginning, Mademoiselle. That was a dirty trick.Ã¢â‚¬Â?
Ã¢â‚¬Å“This was not my intention, Captain,Ã¢â‚¬Â? she said, spitting the words at him. Ã¢â‚¬Å“I was going to tell you the truth all along except that..Ã¢â‚¬Â? she stopped, mid sentence.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Except what?Ã¢â‚¬Â? Auguste looked at her, Ã¢â‚¬Å“that you were frightened not to? That you enjoyed making fools of us?Ã¢â‚¬Â?
Nicole was angrier than ever. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Excuse me, Captain, but I must find my friend. As far as I am concerned, I would be very happy if I never saw your face again.Ã¢â‚¬Â?
And she walked off into the brush, leaving Auguste standing there all alone.